Wednesday, August 31, 2011


My Great nephew is turning 6 tomorrow, he is my sisters first Grandchild.  I buy calendars when they are 75% off after the new year has started and I use them to make homemade envelopes for my cards, well I had used up this calendar and was throwing away the back side that I didn't use when I saw this and thought that might make a cute image for a kids card, and sure enough it fit perfectly onto a regular A2 size card.  Just a tip for you when you are throwing away your calendar at the end of this year :)

The designer paper is from K & co.,  the orange strip of cardstock isn't really that bright, at least I don't remember it being that bright LOL!  The sentiment stamp is Studio G and I colored the candles with markers and then added stickles for the flames.  The image was framed using a Spellbinders Large classic Inverted Scallop Square.

Well the weather is getting HOT again 96 today and 99 tomorrow, but she assures us that this is the last of the very high temps, I sure hope so, I just have no want to be outside when it is that hot.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Wishing you the best

Using another sketch from Papercrafts Card Ideas, page 78, by Kim Hughes.

K&co. paper for base and chipboard flowers, I used paper from my scraps pile for the flowers so not sure who those are from.  I added Sunshine Yellow Flower soft to the middle of the flower.

Sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday messages stamp set.

The same girl who is getting this card had a baby in June, her shower was on my Daughters wedding day.  I cross-stitched her a little baby picture with his name, date of birth and weight.  After I had given it to her yesterday I realized I never got a picture of it, I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me.  Oh well, maybe next time, if I wasn't so far behind on things I could take my time and probably remember.

Hope you all had a good weekend,
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Moxie Fab Challenge

Moxie Fab World had a sketch challenge out of their Papercrafts Card Ideas magazine.  I thought it would work really well for a lady in our Ladies Bible study group.

I used K&co. Classic K Baily paper. I used the Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Large die for the Base of the card and the Circle dies for the two center panels and the Labels Trio die for the sentiment tag. 
Hero Arts Birthday Messages sentiment stamp.
The flower I crocheted and added a Basic Grey Brad.
Martha Stewart leaf punch.
So head on over to Moxie Fab World and check out the many challenges she is doing from this Magazine, you have until September 19th to play :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and all the wonderful comments,
Have a Wonderful weekend,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Sketch

Cosmo cricket has a new sketch by Debbie Olson you can find it Here . If you make a card using this sketch and post it on their blog by August 27th you have a chance of your card being published in Cards Magazine, how exciting is that :)

I chose to do a Vintage style card for mine.

I used Cosmo Crickets Everafter papers, aren't they Gorgeous, I just love this orange shade with the grey. 
My stamped image is from Stampers Anonymous, Birdsong stamp.  I used Grey cardstock to stamp it using Grey chalk ink from Studio G and Colorbox Pigment ink in Sepia Black to give it a two tone look.
Wrights lace (JoAnn Fabric store)  and I added Queen &co. pearls to the lace and to the grey piece of paper.  Behind the lace is Grey ribbon.
To finish it off I added Prima flowers instead of the bow.

Here is a close up picture of the card.

Hope you will have a chance to play along too :)
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Paper crafts sketch

I purchased the Papercrafts Card Idea's for Paper crafters magazine last week and have decided to make it worth the price I need to go through and do a card with each sketch.  Some are going to stretch my imagination on how to use them, so it should be interesting. Just incase you too have the magazine this sketch can be found on page 126 and is by Chan Vuong.

Hoot 'n' holler Cricut cartridge for the Owl and balloon.  Mounted that on some homemade paper cut with Spellbinder Circle die, the green paper with the silver dots was paper in the same pack, my daugther bought me this pack many years ago when I had just started making cards. That paper was cut using the Spellbinder Lacey circles die.

The background paper is also from an older stack of paper, but have no name for this one either.  Sentiment is from the Hero Arts Birthday messages stamp set. Owl was cut out with Anna Griffin papers and cardstock.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Thank you

Inkadinkado flower sentiment stamp was stamped on scrap pieces of designer paper in 3 different color inks and the middle one was popped up.
Martha Stewart border punch behind the images, and for the leaf behind the middle flower.

Anna Griffin paper for the background, and a brown strip of cardstock on top of that.

We finally had some rain go through very early this morning, I was hoping we would get it my peppers were starting to look a bit sad, but they have perked back up.

Hope you all have a Wonderful weekend, thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunset Island Birthday

Inkadinkado Coastal/Maritime stamps.  Used Distress and chalk inks for the background. Distressed the edges.
MSE sentiment stamp on a piece of DCWV paper cut out with Spellbinder die.
DCWV Natural Stack paper.

My Daughter came to town yesterday and we went shopping, she had to have some new clothes for her senior year of college, good excuse to have some Mother/Daughter time anyway :)   Sure going to miss that girl when she moves far away for Grad School.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and for those of you that have kids going back to school, I hope you find time to do a little creating :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Alcohol ink background

I saw this neat post that Beate did a few days ago and I was in need of another sympathy card and thought the technique might look nice on that card, Welllllll I didn't have any luck, don't know if it was my glossy paper I had or if I didn't give my ink enough time to dry or what.  So I went looking through my paper trying to find more glossy paper, I know I have some somewhere, I am sure I put it in a spot so that I could remember, LOL!  In my search I found this piece that I had done awhile ago so I am not sure what alcohol inks I used, and I did them on a transparency sheet,  I stamped Insightful Meadows a Unity Stamp co. Stamp onto it with stazon ink. I cut that out with a spellbinder Curved Rectangle.

Then I layered that onto a white textured piece of cardstock that was cut out using a Labels 8 Spellbinder die.  Daisy D's paper.  Offray ribbon.  HOTP slide mount mania tag template for the tag, with Impression Obsession sentiment, I pierced around the edges of the tag.

We are having Gorgeous weather in the 60's at night, 80's during the day.  Yesterday evening we had a cook out on the deck and just enjoyed being outside together.
 I have had to add more fencing around my peppers, found the rabbits like to eat the plant and then they take little nibbles out of the peppers and must realize they really don't care for them.  Our topsy turvy that we added a tomato plant to isn't doing as well as when we plant tomatoes directly in the ground, so I don't know if we will be doing that again next year.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Have a Wonderful day!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Courthouse step quilt

I used Dreamers Designs Courthouse steps template that I found at the CKC convention a few years back. All papers are from my scrap pile.  Used a Spellbinder Lacey Square die for the framing.  Added some white enamel accents to the die.

Cosmo Cricket paper and Kaisercraft pearls to the top right corner.  Martha Stewart seam binding that I added Adirondack Color wash in Lettuce so that I could have some green binding.

Here is a side view to see a little more of the dimension.  I also used an Inkadinkado inchie for the center from the Flourish stamp set.

Enjoying the beautiful weather still, so great to be out of those 100's and high 90's.

I watched the Hoarders Marathon all night last night, so I am in the mood for organizing my craft room, it is the only room in the house I allow to get really messy and it has gotten a bit out of control. I don't need anybody coming in and doing a show on my craft room :)

Hope you all enjoy a Wonderful weekend.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sorry for your loss

My sister in laws, would be mother in law died last week, she has been with her boyfriend for 11 years so she felt like a mother in law to her.

Stampin up image, colored with distress inks, border with a Martha Stewart around the page punch.
DCWV Old World Paper stack.  Embossing in black powder with a Hero Arts Everyday Sayings sentiment stamp.

Sabrina asked to see my new ink storage for my desk.  Of course this doesn't hold everything and yes it is allready full.  I have one of those plastic storage bins drawers with all my other inks.  I had to laugh my husband says now you need to decoupage it.  I told him if I ever catch up on my cardmaking maybe I will give that a try :)  I wanted something that I could keep handy for those inks I use most often and when I saw this at the flea market for $1, I just had to try it and see if I like it.  My desk is getting quite full now. It is one of those Old Big Teacher desk, I found that at the goodwill for $25.  Can you tell I love finding a good bargain.

Behind the ink storage is an old spice rack that I have my some of my stickles, pearl paints and glimmer mists.  To the right of that I have a hanging clear shoe rack that I use to put some of my fiskar and martha stewart punches that don't fit on my wall. In front of that is my cricut create. To the left of the ink storage I have a little green bucket that I found at the target section in the front of the store, I think it was one of those $2.50 items and that has my pearls and gems and other embellishing items.

Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful morning.  We went for a walk with our dog Peanut today and we all enjoyed it very much in the low 70's with a bit of a wind, oh how I love these temps :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment I do appreciate it very much,

Monday, August 8, 2011

Got Cake?

My Son in law's birthday is tomorrow. I used Inkadinkado image that has the sentiment with it, and colored it with colored pencils.

Spellbinder deckle rectangle to cut out the image and for layering. Tag is from the Paper company that I used distress inks that I sponged around the edges, the bottom of the tag was punched with Fiskar punch.
The buttons on the tag were a flea market find, I used floss on the buttons. 
K&co. paper and I added two strips of kraft cardstock, and did a little sponging around the edges of the paper too.

We tried out a new flea market last Saturday, it wasn't as good as others I have been to, but I did manage to find an old cassette holder that spins and holds about 5 stamps on each side, and it was only $1, so now I have my most used inks on my table allready to go :)

Our temps are a bit cooler this week so that is nice, hope you all are getting some relief from the heat.
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Uplifting you in prayer

I needed to make a quick sympathy card, this image from a clipart CD helped me do that. I am not sure if it was Printmaster or Print Artist image, I had printed it awhile ago. Best Occasions Paper for base, tag and frame. Sweet and sassy sentiment on a spellbinder ribbons tags trio.
Black enamel accents.

Finally getting some cool enough mornings that we were able to get alot of weeding and yard work done.  Thinking about trying out a new flea market tomorrow.  Will have to see what the weather holds it looks like it might be raining, but we need the rain so I will take it.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Celebrate with style

I used the Cricut Heritage Cartridge for the car and the tree, using DCWV Once Upon a Time stack for the car.

The background was done using the Natural Stack from DCWV.  The sentiment stamp was embossed in Black.   I am hoping this car reminds my oldest brother of his first car, although his was black.

It is another scorching day today, I just don't have the energy to want to do anything in this heat, even in the house, well that's my excuse anyway :)

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